Scarlett Johansson will hand over command to Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh in the role of Black Widow, said the director of the new Marvel movie.
The director of the future Marvel installment “Black Widow”, Cate Shortland, has suggested that actress Scarlett Johansson will pass the baton to her co-star Florence Pugh on that tape.
“We didn’t know how magnificent Florence Pugh was going to be. We knew she was going to be fantastic, but we didn’t know how fantastic she was,” Shortland said in an interview with British magazine “Empire.”
“Scarlett is very kind, it’s something like ‘I’m giving her the post.’ So this is going to drive another female narrative development,” said the director.
Johansson, 35, stars in what was to be the first movie in the Marvel catalog for 2020, the premiere of which was scheduled for March 1, was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The American actress played the role of Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, in “Iron Man 2” (2010), and has since played her in “Avengers Assemble” (2012); “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014); “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015) and “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), among others.
24-year-old Pugh made his film debut with “The Falling” (2014) and has acted in such films as “Fighting with My Family” (2019) and “Little Women” (2019) for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Supporting Actress.